Today on Modern Mechanix we look at this cigarette factory built into a tobacco can, an electric head warmer for people who sleep out doors, anti-shrapnel goggles, a pressure sack used to save divers, and some pretty luxurious looking airplane accommodations. Also, learn about the latest feats of plant breeders from this 1936 Popular Mechanics article. It’s well worth it just for the picture of the woman giddily holding a two and a half foot cucumber.
Yesterday we looked at this weird looking collar, plans for a floating ice-island in the middle of the Atlantic, twisted chimneys that blow smoke rings, a professor who teaches his class via microwave radio, a man’s dubious claim that he can tell what sex a chicken will be by holding a coil wrapped cork over the egg, and a 1934 Modern Mechanix feature about the vast array of guns kept by movie studio armorers for use in films. Also check out this this interesting, photo rich, article about the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of F.D.R’s programs designed to help whip the depression.